Volunteer Needs of Our Local Nonprofits

Impact100 Sonoma members volunteer at Hanna Boys Center

Impact100 Sonoma members help Hanna Boys Center prepare for their Christmas Bazaar

Many of our Impact100 Sonoma members volunteer their time and expertise in support of our local nonprofits.  Here we  keep an ongoing list of current needs of the nonprofit organizations in our valley. If you represent a nonprofit (501c3) serving the Sonoma Valley community and would like to post a request for volunteers, please send the information to Communications@impact100sonoma.org.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

10,000 Degrees Sonoma Valley is seeking mentors to support Sonoma Valley High School juniors who are participating in the 10,000 Degrees Institute. The Institute serves as their flagship college preparation program that helps aspiring college students explore, plan, and launch their paths to higher education.  For information, please contact Megan Topping, mtopping@10000degrees.org, or (415) 451-4018.

The AVANCE program, held at Sassarini Elementary School, is looking for volunteers. While parents are attending parent education classes in program, children gather in two separate classrooms – an infant classroom and a toddler classroom. They need volunteer help in these two classrooms. Please contact Constance Grizzell constance@impact100sonoma.org for more information.

FISH is in need of drivers, dispatchers, and people to pick up surplus food once a week from our local stories. Other assistance is needed for the First Wednesday Food Giveaway from Redwood Empire Food Bank held at Faith Lutheran Church, 19355 Arnold Drive. To learn more about these volunteer opportunities, please contact Sandy Piotter <sonomafish@gmail.com>.

Hanna Boys Center is looking for volunteers to help with its 23rd annual Golf Classic to be held on Monday, September 21st at the Sonoma Golf Club on Arnold Drive. They need help with everything from stuffing goodie bags and registration at Hanna Boys Center to serving as hole spotters and helping with special games on the course itself. If you are interested, please contact Leslie Petersen at 707.933.2555 or lpetersen@hannacenter.org.

The Jewish Family and Children Services of Sonoma County needs volunteers for one of their Seniors at Home programs, Caring Connections, which provides intensive support to those with a history of mental health issues. The goal of this program is to help these seniors improve engagement in their daily lives by having a volunteer visit one hour a week. No special training or experience is required. They also have a volunteer visitor program that matches volunteers with seniors who simply need companionship. For more information, contact Barbara Tobin at barbarat@jfcs.org.

Meals on Wheels is seeking a regular driver (Fridays), and relief drivers (Monday, Tuesday and Fridays) to deliver meals from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, to Sonoma Valley seniors.  Shoppers also needed. Please contact Hunt Sharp, Driver Coordinator at:  707-996-2243 or email hunt.sharp@yahoo.com.

Schools of Hope is in need of tutors! This early intervention program helps children in 1st or 2nd grade, who are struggling with reading. It serves students throughout Sonoma County including those in Sonoma Valley. Orientation for tutors will be held at the Sonoma Valley Unified School District Office on August 13 or September 17. To learn more about how to volunteer to be a tutor, contact Andrew Leonard at 707-528-4485 x141 or Andrew.leonard@unitedwaywinecountry.org.

The Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation is accepting applications for new board members, and we are particularly seeking additional representation from Sonoma Valley. Additional details, including Frequently Asked Questions about board membership and a board application, can be found at http://sonomacountyparksfoundation.org/board, or email melissa.kelley@sonoma-county.org.

The Sonoma Valley Historical Society needs volunteers to serve as docents at the Depot Park Museum – perfect for all of you history buffs.  Other needs include clerical, marketing, and general maintenance help.  Contact Sandi Hansen at 938-1782 or sshansen@sonic.net.

Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance is recruiting new mentors!  In particular, they are looking for people who have experience working with 4th – 8th graders to participate in their new group mentoring program.  For more information, contact: info@sonomamentoring.org or call 707.938.1990.

Sweetwater Spectrum has vacancies on two standing committees: (1) The Community Committee oversees new and existing volunteer and enrichment activities to enhance the resident experience. (2) The Fund Development Committee is responsible for the fundraising strategy of the organization. Additionally, Sweetwater is looking for a pro bono or low cost Chief Financial Officer.  Please contact Jan Erickson at 888 2155 or at janjee7@comcast.net for more information on these opportunities.

Vintage House is seeking drivers to provide local rides to non-driving seniors, assistance in finding a software solution to improve scheduling of volunteer drivers, and various other volunteer opportunities, including help with our quarterly newsletter.  Contact Marissa Fitrakis at 707-996-0311.  

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